Neighborhood, mixed use and retail district are fueled by destinations. Locations become destinations because geographically they’re easy to reach and usually host a collection of restaurant, shops, services and/or other attractions. And they create an opportunity for friends and acquaintances to mingle. With that in mind pedestrians and cyclists are an important element in generating district retail traffic. So it’s great to hear that a tactical urbanism strategy – parklets
have been found to increase the vitality of neighborhood business districts and commercial corridors.